Some housekeeping notes

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TweetA few things bubbling around the old brain for the last few days: 1) I feel bad that the events listings on this site are so New York centric! That is not how it should be. The problem is that when I don’t list NYC events, I eventually see the person whose event was not […]

Tonight To Do: NYC Rushkoff/NDN wrap party

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TweetVia pr: Join Doug Rushkoff, SMITH Magazine, ARTHUR Magazine, & WFMU for a double-feature doozie celebrating the launch of Rushkoff’s new book LIFE INC. – How The World Became A Corporation And How To Take It Back, + toasting the wrap of SMITH’s NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR Truelife Webcomix Anthology edited by Dean Haspiel. THURSDAY 6/187pm @ […]

Today on iPhone

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Tweet Apple has chosen IDW’s Transformers comic as a top app for the day. A check of the iTunes store’s book ranking shows that Transformers-related material is doing quite well. This is not a fad.

Eisner Awards move to new, potentially more glamourous location

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Tweet (Above, 2008 Eisner Award Winners) Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed this bit at the end of the Finger Award PR we just ran: The awards will be presented during the Eisner Awards ceremony at this summer’s Comic-Con on the evening of Friday, July 24, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. which is a new […]

Corrections: Gambling and the Big Apple Con

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TweetThe other day we quoted Brian Heater‘s entry on the Big Apple Con. Brian said as he entered, he was asked, “If Big Apple Con added a casino, would you stay and gamble?” However, Allan Rosenberg, who does a really fine job bringing some of he best guests to Big Apple shows, wrote to correct […]

Corrections: J.C. Hutchins on 7th SON

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TweetThe other morning, we linked to a Variety report on the option of a yet-unpublished graphic novel called 7th SON. Writer J.C. Hutchins wrote in to explain that is not quite the origin of the source material: I wanted to let you know that the Variety article you cited was inaccurate in stating that 7th […]

Broome and Jacobs win Finger Award

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Tweet John Broome Photo by Maureen McTigue Frank Jacobs The winners of the award recognizing pioneering comics writers have been announced: John Broome and Frank Jacobs have been selected to receive the 2009 Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. The choice made by a blue-ribbon committee chaired by writer-historian Mark Evanier was […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 6/18/09

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Tweet§ Another remembrance of Dave Simons, this time by the Hero Initiative, via a script he wrote before his death. § The Source reveals that James Robinson and Mark Bagley will be taking over JLA. The title has recently undergone some creative changes. § Speaking of The Source, it also has a nice preview of […]

Tonight To Do, NYC: Typhon Carousel

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Tweet MoCCA Thursday: Typhon Carousel: Please join the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA for an evening of dazzling cartoon slide shows featuring work from the critically-acclaimed comics anthology TYPHON Volume One. ** This exclusive event is brought to you by TYPHON editor Danny Hellman and Carousel host R. Sikoryak. A select group […]

Marvel: Cap #600 gets second printing

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Tweet We’re still collating comments and results from the unprecedented Monday-shipping CAPTAIN AMERICA #600, but while you’re all waiting, Marvel is proclaiming success in the usual way…with a second printing! This week, there’s no bigger super hero than Captain America and mainstream media frenzy caused Captain America #600 to sell out immediately (though copies may […]

Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth & Paul Karasik at MoCCA

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Tweet It’s kinda shaky-cam, DIY level quality video, but damned if it isn’t Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth, and hearing these two speak is one of the great comics experiences you can have.

To Do this summer, NYC: Conversational Comics

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TweetThe CBLDF and Bill Kartalopoulos present yet another cool comics related thing in NYC — a series of three talks to be held Saturday afternoons at Union Pool in Williamsburg: The CBLDF presents CONVERSATIONAL COMICS a summer speaker series, Saturday afternoons at Union Pool, moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos. June 27 @ 2:00 pm Autobiography: My […]

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR art comix stylee

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Tweet Robot 6 has the cover and details on KRAMERS ERGOT meets the Simpsons, an event sure to leave Humankind limp and dazed in its wake. Click on the link for the startling details!